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61 Portraits in set: Dighton etchings (volume 1)

The National Portrait Gallery collection has over 500 prints and drawings by members of the Dighton family. One of the most notable artist dynasties of the Regency period, the Dightons established a tradition of humorous full-length portraits depicting well known characters of the day. The prints, both hand-coloured and 'plain', show members of the royal household, military, society, city and theatre and frequently employ titles punning the sitter's career.

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D13298

William V, Prince of Orange

probably by and probably published by Robert Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published circa 1775-1814
NPG D13298

D10872

William Jackson ('A jack in office')

by Robert Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published 4 January 1793
NPG D10872

D13312

'Vil you give us a glass of gin. I'll see you d--n'd first'

by and published by Robert Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published 4 January 1793
NPG D13312

D10684

James Christie ('The specious orator')

by and published by Robert Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published 25 March 1794
NPG D10684

D13307

'John Doe & Richd Roe. Brothers in law'

by and published by Robert Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published 6 November 1796
NPG D13307

D10721

'Members of the Whig Club' (Charles Howard, 11th Duke of Norfolk; Charles James Fox)

by and published by Robert Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published 25 May 1798
NPG D10721

D10722

William Philip Molyneux, 2nd Earl of Sefton ('Lord Dashalong bent on driving')

by and published by Robert Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published November 1801
NPG D10722

D13303

Matthew Day ('A gloomy day, taken on the Steyne at Brighton')

by and published by Robert Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published November 1801
NPG D13303

D13294

'A noble commander from South Gloucester taken on the Steyne at Brighton'

by and published by Robert Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published December 1801
NPG D13294

D13313

Augustus Henry Fitzroy, 3rd Duke of Grafton ('A noble duke, taken on the Steyne at Brighton')

by and published by Robert Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published 20 November 1801
NPG D13313

D10688

John Braham ('Mr Braham in the character of Orlando')

by and published by Robert Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published 22 March 1802
NPG D10688

D13311

Edmund Tattersall ('A view near Hyde Park Corner')

by and published by Robert Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published February 1802
NPG D13311

D10764

Sir Brook Watson, 1st Bt

by and published by Robert Dighton Jr
hand-coloured etching, published August 1803
NPG D10764

D13288

John Moore ('The Principal Arch of Lambeth Palace')

by and published by Robert Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published January 1803
NPG D13288

D13292

Sir George Prevost, 1st Bt

by Robert Dighton, published by Thomas Palser
hand-coloured etching, published 1803-1816
NPG D13292

D10765

Charles Stanhope, 4th Earl of Harrington ('A noble aiddecamp')

by and published by Robert Dighton Jr
hand-coloured etching, published June 1804
NPG D10765

D10766

Charles Stanhope, 3rd Earl of Harrington ('A noble general')

by and published by Robert Dighton Jr
hand-coloured etching, published June 1804
NPG D10766

D13308

John Townsend ('The Towns-end')

by and published by Robert Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published 4 December 1804
NPG D13308

D13310

Mr Read ('If you'd know who this is, Read')

by and published by Robert Dighton Jr
hand-coloured etching, 1805?
NPG D13310